The Counterculture Of The Sixties

2107 WordsOct 18, 20179 Pages
The 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are all both memorable and marked as influential time periods for what is the current culture of the United Sates. This paper will discuss the influence of each decade stated previously. The first factor to be considered is fashion and how it played a significant role in shaping the catwalk today. The Hippie Movement in the 60s and 70s was in large part a reason for many political protests. Music in the 80s can be considered the most recent as well as strangest influencing factor contributing to the culture of the United Sates. This paper will first go back into the 50s and explain the effect the fashion during this time period on the country. Fashion in the 50s was a direct result of the post war suburbia…show more content…
The clothing options included: pencil skirts, swing skirts, pedal pushers, cigarette pants, collared blouses, and much more. There were a wide variety of shoes for the girls and women as well, including the saddle shoes we a ll know and “love”! that are very well “loved”! New ideasInnovations in textile technologythe fabric world after following the war gave America resulted in a bunch of new types of clothsnew fabrics like such as spandex; this was a great type of fabric for sportwear of both genders in the new suburban lifestyle, volleyball shorts and easy-care fabric finishes that fitted the suburban lifestyle of the 1950s with its emphasis on casual sportswear for both men and women . For the first time, teenagers became a force in fashion. In 1947, Dior launched the first “House of Dior” collection. This went down in fashion history as thewas now known as the "New Look" for the 1950s. The signature go-to shape was known for its branded by a below-mid-calf length, big skirtfull-skirt, pointedy chestbust, small and cinched waist, and a round shaped shoulder line. This silhouette has drastically changed from its manly previous more masculin and e, stiff, triangtriangle ular shape, to a very much more feminine oneform. Handmade suits had fitted jackets with peplums, usually worn with a long, narrow pencil skirt. Day dresses had fitted body and full skirt, with low-cut necklines or Peter Pan
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